The New York Attorney General’s office has ordered three online vaping companies to end the online sale of vaping products to consumers in New York.
Cloud X Vapes, HQD Tech USA, and PodVapes, have been ordered to cease and desist illegally selling vaping products. All three companies were found selling products to minors, offering flavored nicotine vaping products, including cotton candy, pineapple mist, and green apple, according to an article on informnny.com.
“Candy and fruit flavored vaping products exist to reel teens into the dangerous habit of smoking, which is why New York banned them,” said Attorney General Lititia James. “It is shameful that these companies attempted to skirt the law through sneaky, illegal online sales. We will not hesitate to hold those who put our children at risk accountable for their unlawful actions.”
Recent legislation in New York prohibits the sale of any nicotine product to anyone under 21, the sale of flavored nicotine product as of May 18, and the sale of vaping products online and through mail order to New York consumers as of July 1 2020.